Sunday, September 14, 2008

Clara at Last

"Clara" and Jensen last year

Yesterday, Jensen accomplished a 5 year goal. Let me back up a minute...5 years ago Jensen performed in her first Nutcracker as a Gingerette. Since that time she has aspired to be "Clara" in the Nutcracker. Every night going to bed she watches one of her Nutcracker DVD's. One week ago she was asked to participate in the Advanced Audition for Nutcracker. It was at that moment that she realized she could have a chance of being selected for the role of "Clara." At long last the letter arrived yesterday; one week later. What an anxious and tense week of waiting!! Needless to say there are always some heartaches amongest dance friends when roles are given. It is never a question of who is "best", but only a matter of what role best suits the dancer. Of course, at ages 13-15 this is always an emotional time and they don't always understand the different paths we all have to take in life. I am glad that I don't have to make such decisions, they are all such beautiful dancers.

WAY TO GO JENSEN!! Hard work, determination, dedication and money from dad all help! :)


Anna said...

Way to go, Brandee. This looks great! Maybe I'll get mine up and running someday. :-) Tell Jensen congratulations on achieving her goal.

Allison said...

Looks Sweet to me! This is my first blog ever.
Congratulations Jensen! Let me know when your show times are I would love to see you dance as Clara.

Kara Jayne said...

Wow!! What a great thing to have a goal like that and accomplish it! Love the blog Brandee!

Chad and Mindy said...

Great job Jensen! Thanks for sending me the link to your blog Brandee. Yes I do love blogging. It is a great way to keep in touch.

Melissa Larsen said...


I'm so proud of you. Hopefully I will be able to watch you as Clara.
Keep up the hard work and desire.

Wish I did!